THE Lembah Pantai parliamentary office is collaborating with a recruitment agency to help the unemployed find suitable jobs.
Its MP Fahmi Fadzil (pic) said the initiative aimed to assist at least 500 people in the short to medium-term.
He said the initiative by his office’s work centre was not limited to residents in his constituency.
“But priority will be given to those who reside in Lembah Pantai and the immediate vicinity, ” he added.
The work centre would send applicants’ details such as educational background and working experience to the agency, Aisling Group, for job-matching purposes.
Among the jobs identified include customer service, IT specialists, administrative workers and warehouse assistants.
Aisling founder and managing director Melissa Norman hopes the initiative will help uplift the local community, especially the B40 segment.
She said those interested could send their applications online, although walk-ins to the work centre would also be accepted.
Fahmi said more needed to be done to help those who were struggling to find employment during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the situation was having an impact on not only their finances but also mental health.